Sunday, August 31, 2008
Tonight, i sit outside, back porch highly vacant, with one of the boldest and freshly ground cups of coffee; only second to the cups by the Whidbey shores. Black. Bold. and Bangin'. All this while Mr. and Mrs. Kimbell to the right have lit up their back yard with string lights and tiki tourches. Bonfire crackles and warms our yards too.
I want to share my heart with you. Loved. Since coming back to Maplewood Dr., my neighbors have blessed me by being simply neighbors. We have shared stories, exchanged vegetables and hotdog chili, advice, and time. Before coming home, I remember wanting so deeply to know them better, for longer, and with more gentleness and love. They have surpassed any attempts i could have made. I'm sure Raleigh would agree in part. She's a hotdog fan, and surely is ready to bust out some of ole' Oscar's Chili.
It's been nice to hear about how other people are doing. Mom and Dad are still remodeling and working to move back to Groff St. Leslie is about to hike for a while, then we'll meet for Lana's wedding in a month. My neighbor Chris just finished boot camp at top of his platoon and you talk about having a proud daddy; that man is proud! Raleigh's team played a weekend ago and went 2 for 2 (it was a sweet weekend all together.) Cabarrus county flooded for a couple days, but fortunately receeded. Crazy though.
Most refreshing ice cream all time: mint chocolate chip.
Latest colorado predator: skunk.
Cutest colorado predator: skunk.
Hilarous babysitting quote: (while slicing an apple) "You cut an apple well for being half kid and half grown up." - Celia
Campfires smell like heaven. Hopefully...or bacon.
Lastly, jalopenos spice up your life, not just your food.
Monday, August 18, 2008
i pray this sad happening for no one. i also pray that the rest of the neighbors are at work...or this is going to be one nauseated street.
Friday, August 15, 2008
merilee and bobbi working on his truly exceptional batting skills.
Pastor slicing the pieces for the watermelon eating contest.
Here is a natural spring Merilee told me about. Water so cold, so pure tasting.
when you have a dog like Oso (means bear in espanol), you only need one dog.
Other moments included the surprising time that Mom, Dad and I got to spend with the Long family:
Dad, Mom, Avery, Tana, and Morghan fightin' the flies for the best corn and chicken i might'd ever had.
you should see this girl eat. talk about technique.
Madelyn and Avery joined us for a morning of jetti wall fishin.
and when i mean technique, i mean TECHNIQUE!
dad was proud of avery for eating so many crab legs.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
so much has happened in the past 3 + weeks. all of which has pictures and commentary.
right now i watch as my mother prepares for the feast of tomorrow. no time waste around here. that is why she is taking off work again. her and dad both. which gives explanation why perfect attendance was never an option for me.
tomorrow is special. i'll have lived 21 years. and there is one thing that i was sure that i wanted to do in celebration: play golf. 18 holes of driving, chipping, putting, and quiet. however that quiet may be interrupted by mine or dad's incredible gift of missing the fairway and taking out trees or wildlife.